National HIV Testing Week 2019 Social Media Pack

We’ve created a social media pack to make it easy for you to get involved in National HIV Testing Week 2019 and promote local activities, as well as the opportunity to order a free postal test through It Starts With Me.

What’s in the pack?

  • Images: a selection of correctly sized images for use on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social network.
  • Suggested posts: examples of posts for Facebook and Instagram plus tweets for Twitter.
  • Links: the suggested posts for Facebook and Twitter also contain links to the It Starts With Me online testing tools and the self-sampling postal test service.

Download via Dropbox

Download via Wetransfer (link updated 11 November)

Key messages

This year, the campaign will feature celebrities and influencers promoting ‘Give HIV the finger: a finger-prick test is all it takes’, a continuation of the successful creative that we have run for the last two years.

Our key messages for this year’s campaign are:

  • Testing for HIV is easy, all it takes is a finger-prick test.
    People can live with HIV for a long time without any symptoms, testing is the only way to know your HIV status.
    Anyone diagnosed with HIV in the UK can access free treatment and support.
    If you have HIV, finding out means you can start treatment, stay healthy and avoid passing the virus onto anyone else.
    There are more ways than ever to test – in a sexual health service, your GP, through community organisations and via online testing.

Hashtag

This year’s hashtag is #HIVTestWeek. Hashtags are not case sensitive so using #hivtestweek would work as well – we’ve just used capitals to make it easier to read what the hashtag is about.

Coming soon: campaign videos.

National HIV Testing Week 2019 resources now available

Resources available for National Health Testing Week 2019

Free resources to promote HIV testing this National HIV Testing Week are now available to order.

This year’s resources include:

  • posters,
  • leaflets,
  • condom packs,
  • stickers,
  • display stands,
  • a limited number of T-shirts.

Take part in the campaign

This year, the campaign will feature celebrities and influencers promoting ‘Give HIV the finger: a finger-prick test is all it takes’, a continuation of the successful creative that we have run for the last two years.

National HIV Testing Week starts on Saturday 16 November 2019 and aims to promote regular testing among the most affected population groups and to reduce the number of people who are diagnosed late or remain undiagnosed.

We are inviting organisations to participate by running campaign events, providing extra testing opportunities, and promoting HIV testing and prevention services with our support.

Order your resources today

Get ready for National HIV Testing Week 2019

This year, National HIV Testing Week starts on Saturday 16 November 2019.

National HIV Testing Week is a campaign to promote regular testing among the most affected population groups in England. This helps to reduce the number of people living with undiagnosed HIV and those diagnosed late.

This year, the campaign will feature celebrities and influencers promoting ‘Give HIV the finger: a finger-prick test is all it takes’, a continuation of the successful creative that we have run for the last two years.

We are inviting organisations to participate by running campaign events, providing extra testing opportunities, and promoting HIV testing and prevention services with our support.

How to get involved

We encourage you to do whatever is best for your local area and community.

  • Order and use updated National HIV Testing Week branded posters and resources in your service (available from Friday 18 October 2019).
  • Organise local testing events in clinics and as part of outreach in community settings.

To find out more about how you can support this exciting event, read the campaign briefing that is relevant to you: